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JAN-FEB 2019

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TIME(LESS) MACHINE Brains and brawn combine in the eighth generation of the Porsche 911. Written by Andre James The eighth generation of the Porsche 911—the 2020 Carrera S—made its world debut at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles just prior to the opening of the L.A. Auto Show this past November. Retaining all of the hallmark design DNA that makes a Porsche instantly recognizable from all other vehicles on the road, the new 911 is a bit more muscular on the outside and a whole lot sleeker on the inside, thanks to a completely new layout. On the exterior, a broader nose arches over 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch wheels at the rear, keeping power in check and improving grip. Also helping drivers get a grip is a world first—a Porsche-developed Wet Mode—designed to detect water on the road, precondition the stability control and anti-lock brake systems accordingly, and warn the driver. Wet Mode is part of the standard equipment package, as is a camera-based warning and brake assist system, which detects the risk of collision with moving objects and initiates emergency braking if necessary. Optional upgrades include Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, and an innovative Emergency Assist function. slmag.net 33

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